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in order to be able to assure the technology being deployed in the national airspace is safe. >> annie stepanovich, some proponents of drone technology have argued current safeguards provide significant protection of privacy and they know it's we have on the books related to the technology, losses already on the books related to use of other technologies that can overlap and include this type of technology. certain remedies that provide certain remedies for violations of those laws. some have suggested these legal protection should apply equally to drones and that they may be sufficient to alleviate any constitutional problems for any privacy concerns. in your view is this approach correct? what are the main differences between manned and unmanned aircraft as it relates to the protection of americans for their privacy concerns? >> we don't believe there are any federal statutes that would provide limits on drone surveillance in the united states. the privacy laws are very targeted to the approach the united states has taken to privacy and denting compass the surveillance drones can con
. innovations in communication technology, such as mobile devices have exposed formerly private information to public scrutiny. information once closely guarded is now easily accessible via the internet. these may lead to new standards establishing fourth amendment violations it also raises a new challenge for prosecutors. we have many times referred to the speech of robert jackson. .. this event to her and other appearance before us this month. it is very important that the american people know whether and how the just as department is going to use these machine. failure provides you there's about the use is concern in us well. it may well be subject for further legislation as something the chairman and i obviously will discuss. that is why today's hearing is so to answer questions and not all of these questions i can give you because we don't have time. whether redraw the limit regarding the use of drones that government agencies, where to reach out that line? under what circumstances do we require search warrant click should police use only for surveillance? of local government allowed j
>> america a university professor naomi baron is technology changing how we communicate? >> guest: yes and no. there is the assumption that technologies of computers and now mobile phones change the ways that we've right to each other because he supposedly huge use emoticons and abbreviations that we are not using that many but if maybe if you are using a lot if you are a young teenage girl but these kind of better commonly used and not as many as the press with the dust to believe but what is changing is the ways in which we read or write but our social relationships are changing and all also personal and individual psyches. >> host: walk us through those four things. >> guest: how we read. what is clear what you see on the screen with a laptop or the tablet computers or mobile phone or e-reader you don't do it the same way as a hard copy. that is the subject of the next book. i am doing research. but you tend to skim or the find function just zeroing in on the word and you look at the little snippet of what was written and ignore the concept. but we do know that when you read a
"always on," which looks at how mobile technologies are influencing the way we write or read come to speak of. this interview is conducted at american university in washington d.c. >> fs or trade to come the technology is changing how we communicate. >> guest: yes and no. there's this assumption that the tape knowledge she had computers and mobile phones are changing the ways we write to each other because we're supposedly using abbreviations and acronyms and emoticons. if you're a young teenage girl you're using a blog. there may be a handful of these kinds of shorthand and emoticons commonly used. not nearly as many as the press would have you believe. what is changing is the way you read, the ways we write. i'll tell you what they mean by that in a second. our social relationships are changing incredibly and i'm going to suggest our personal individual psyches are changing. so let's start with how we read. it's pretty clear is what you read things on the screen, whether it's a laptop or even reader for tablet computer or mobile phone company don't go quite this family as you do
was the intersection of film technology -- technology with an emphasis on social change. >> host: your dedication page reads in part to my mother and father the greatest boomers i know. let's talk about that generation for a minute because they get some flack for some mistakes that they made and have made. >> guest: i think the boomer generation was an incredibly and is an incredibly important generation and our nations history. much of what is going on today in america would not have been possible without them. the civil rights movement which they played a leading role in pushing out forward and ending the war in vietnam and changing the way we viewed citizen involvement in government, changing the way we think about our elected officials and the ability to create up star movements. i think all that was incredibly important and the beginning of the women's movement all that great activism that it produced and all of that we are seeing that directly play out today whether it's the election of barack obama or the continued advancement of women in congress so all that is a direct result of their activis
advances in television technology. the communicators winds up its visit to ces international 2013 the consumer electronics show enlace does. with a look at several booths to see some of the technologies being unveiled this year. >> host: joining us on the to mitigators is henry massey of the venom corporation. mr. massey what it is at that venom makes? >> guest: datagard is a security project for your mobile device. the idea of datagard is it makes an encrypted -- your wi-fi connection and stops people from grabbing your wi-fi connection and grabbing your data sent over the wi-fi connection. there's a really big danger with mobile devices when they are used on open wi-fi networks where people can read your meet your passwords and your usernames on your e-mail for see exactly what you are doing on the web. it's a big issue, really big issue these days and more more people are having their data stolen. this product stops that. >> host: we are looking at a little package here. where is the actual data card? >> guest: datagard is a combination between a server and we have servers in m
with the intersection of film technology and politics was an emphasis on social change. >> host: so it sounds like your dedication page reads in part to my mother and father the greatest that i know. let's talk about the generation for a minute because they get some flax for mistakes they have made. what is your read on baby boomers. it is and was an incredibly generation in the history. much of what is going on today in america would not have been possible without them. the civil rights movement which they played a leading role in pushing it forward and ending the war in vietnam and changing the way that we view citizen involvement in government, changing the way that we think about our elected officials and the ability to create upstarts' movements all of that was incredibly important and the beginning of the women's movement, all that great activism they produce. whether it is the election of barack obama and continued advancement of women and congress. all of that is a direct result of their activism and that being said there is a lot of work left undone and i think that it's what we now spend. we
, with a look at several booths to see some of the technology that's being unveiled this year. >> host: and now joining us on "the communicators" is henry massey of the venom corporation. mr. massey -- >> guest: hello. >> host: -- what is it that venom makes? >> guest: well, we actually are producing a product here called data guard. it's a scooter product for your mobile twice. now, the idea of data guard is it makes an encrypted link between your mobile device and the internet which stops people grabbing your wi-fi connection and grabbing your data sent over the wi-fi connection. it's a really big danger with mobile devices when they're used on open wi-fi networks, people can read your passwords or user names on your e-mail or see what you're doing on the web. it's a really big issue these days, and more and more people are having their data stolen on open wi-fi networks. this product stops that. >> host: so we're looking at a little paneling here. where is the -- a little package here. where is the actual data card? >> guest: actually a combination between a server, and we have servers in a
of film, technology and politics, with an emphasis on youth and social change. >> host: so your dedication page read in part, to my mother and father, the greatest boomers i know. let talk about their generation for a minute. the different mistakes they may have made. what's you're overall read on baby-boomers. >> guest: the boomer generation is an incredibly important generation in our nation's history. much of what is going on today in america would not have been possible without them. the civil rights movement, which they played a leading role in pushing that forward, and ending the war in vietnam, and changing the wail we viewed citizen involvement in government, changing the way we think about our elected officials and the ability to create upstart movements. think all that was incredibly important. the beginning of the women's movement, all that great activism they produced, and that -- all of that, we're seeing that play out today. whether it's the election of barack barack obama or continued advancement of women in congress. there's a lot of work left undone, and i think that there
that are less and less areas that are unpopulated. but there's good news. it turns out we have the technology to deflect asteroids if we have a decade or more of notice. nasa has been working on this. the national academies has written a report on this. we understand how to deflect asteroids if we have advanced warning. he can't deflect anything, you can't explore anything, you cannot learn anything about something that you haven't yet found. that's the key. in the next video i'll show you what the b6 12 foundation is doing but we built a telescope, it's about the size of a fedex moving van. it is going to orbit the sun and it is going to track near earth asteroids. according to the national academies findings, the best way to find asteroids is in the infrared were asteroids are brighter, and from a vantage point where it can always look away from the sun. in orbit around the sun, something like -- optionally with this thing will orbit the sun and that's where you see the white discs. what it can see the light green line is the orbit of the earth. so s&l goes around the sun faster than the ea
.c. >> american universe repress or naomi, technology changing how we communicate? >> yes and no. there's this assumption that the technologies of computers and now mobile phones are changing the way that we write to each other. because the postal using all these abbreviations and acronyms and emoticons, you actually study we are not using all that many. if you're a young teenage girl you will be using a lot. there's many handful of these kind of motor comes early, leave but not nearly as many as the press latest deadly. it's the ways in which we read, the ways in which we write, and onto what i mean by that and the second. our social relationships are changing incredibly. and i'm going to suggest a personal individual psyche are changing as well. spent walk us through those. >> let's start with how we read. what's critically is that when you're reading things on the screen, you don't do it -- of ice cream a member -- i mean whether it's a laptop, computer, tablet computer or whether its mobile phone, you don't do quite the same way when you're reading hardcopy. in fact that's a subject
is that technology is going to fix the problem, but i believe the evidence suggests that it's not. okay, the gentleman in a blue tie. >> thank you. i worked as a united nations spokesman from iraq in two years. i want you to comment so much on the trillions but on the much bigotry of hundreds of billions of dollars that was wasted under something called the. e., the project reconstruction, mainly under the pentagon in which they would start something and never goes forward, never would be completed. the iraqis never benefit. where did the money go? thank you. >> you know, one of the reasons that we wrote the book was that people had the sense that we're spending a lot, but it's sort of difficult to get you around you aren't around with a lot me speak when it comes to the reconstruction money i think it's particularly sort of hard to think about. about. so just kind of put in context, for example, in afghanistan we spent $87 billion on afghani reconstruction. most of which the pentagon has as they put it lost visibility on it. now, compare that to the national parks where we spent $2.5 b
times and technology and many faces have changed since president reagan was in office, some important fundamentals, those that speak to who we are as americans, have not. i believe that our guest today, governor jeb bush, understands this. and it's one of the reasons that after having left office just about six years ago he remains an extremely important national voice in the republican party. as we prepare to welcome the governor to the stage, let's first take stock in a handful of issues that we know were of vital portion to ronald reagan and square them up against the words and deeds of jeb bush on those same critical topics today. so what are the fundamental issues? well, with taxes we know ronald reagan spent much of his life trying to cut them for the average american. he was convinced that it was the man or woman on the street who knew how to spend their dollar more wisely than a distant federal government, and he did all in his power to prove it by cutting taxes. when governor jeb bush was in office, he cut taxes on floridians by $20 billion. let's talk about the size of gover
technology, technology in general. it's not lost on any of us that the last group of people that are going to come in and advocate in a budget crisis for technology over health care or over programs for seniors. they just don't exist. people don't light up with stickers. they don't line up and buses coming down to city hall in state government demanding more information technology. and so the challenge for governmental leaders is to realize its potential and its possibility. and its meaning and its purpose. that said, does it surprise any of you that last week, big headline in the "l.a. times," but apartment of motor vehicles just gave up -- the department of motor vehicles just gave up on a 40 year old technology for the issuances of licenses. we have already spent more than half the money. it's not even close to halfway done, and they just end of the contract. is it a surprise to any of you, talk about scandal in government, that the court system of california in 2004 identified $260 million upgrade that was to be complete in 2008, $260 million. today, the estimate is $1.9 billion, to co
together to prevent this. we will use our space technology to nudge this asteroid and prevent it from hitting the earth. and i think that will be a watershed moment in human history. and so thank you very much. >> and we want to get into how you're going to nudge it away, and we'll get into that. mr. dalbello. >> thank you, mr., -- thank you. chairman, senator cruz, it's a pleasure to be here today to talk about the issues of space risk and how they relate to the commercial sector, the commercial operators who are earning their living day-to-day in space. we've been in this business for about 50 years. we're currently flying about 70 satellites. so we're pretty familiar with the space environment and the risks it entails. as a global fleet operator serving both commercial and government customers, reliability and continuity of service are our highest priorities. whether it's uav operations over afghanistan or the final game of the ncaa tournament or financial statements that have to be transferred securely around the world, um, we know that our customers expect flawless performance. t
is on the test and they will be part of that learning experience. >> host: has personal technology changed how you teach? >> guest: it's changed for the better and a little bit for the worst. we now have to compete with all these other sorts of calls on students' attention. they come to class and they have their salles phone with them there are lots of others things they can do what they are not excited what's going on in class and we need to compete with that but at the same time we can use technologies to bring the outside world into the classroom. we have a giant video monitors now that we can make some of these things come alive and give them an opportunity to test what we are talking about in the classroom on these theoretical issues with what is really happening out there in the real world. >> host: is it important to give students letter grades? >> guest: for them or others? i don't know that there really is that important. i don't find it to be as useful as others might that students want them and they want them because that is what they are used to. they've been competing for that and
, in the last decade, we have revolutionized aviation to make this technology keep cheaper and more readily available. as a result, many law enforcement agencies have expressed interest in airspace. the large predator drugs are being used along our military borders. but also smaller, lightweight, unmanned vehicles and we have heard testimony about that. [inaudible] it weighs two or 3 pounds. is that right? >> yes. >> it weighs two or 3 pounds. the federal aviation administration has as many drones in this decade. i think that we have to carefully consider the policy implications with this emerging technology. we use the unmanned aircraft as opposed to man aircraft. it is very difficult for humans to undertake. drones will potentially be used for scientific experiments and agriculture research, and the geological survey. pipeline maintenance and search and rescue. there are many valuable uses there are constitutional and privacy rights of all americans. part of the homeland security customs and border protection are eddie operates on drones into parts of our northern and southern borders. a
the process for identifying technological solution at border. they moved away from the model which was contract to a single company to build a virtual fence across the southern border. an effort that went forward without identifying what the border patrol needed. they didn't deliver the capability promised. the department implementing more rigorous process to identify needs of sector by sector. it's possible to use commercially available technology to drive down cost and enable the border patrol agencies to become ever more effective. in the area of information technology, the department is now at the forefront of federal government earths to consolidate can that centers and move services. the effort to save money enabled department's employees to achieve better results. finally, there's no doubt that the response hurricane sandy -- we had a hearing yesterday on this. the response to hurricane sandy shows how much fema has improved since hurricane can katrina struck the gulf region in 2005. simply put, it would not have been possible without the better management. when katrina hit
mix of technology infrastructure to secure different sectors along the southwest border. as is mission, sbinet was canceling dhs's new approach to determine the appropriate mix across the sector rather than that they one size fits all, and that work is still in progress and gl has ongoing work looking at it. we've also made recommendations related to training for cbp agents, and they need to have recurring training and refresher training after they have been put into place. those are some key ones and we have a number of others that we would be happy to discuss with you. >> i think what i would just say in response, all of these are known to us and things that we are working on. as cathy said there is no one size fits all for the ports of entry at the border. there is a single point solution. just technology or just personnel or just better process. we need all of these things in a sensible approach that the border as we been demonstrating. with respect to training, i couldn't agree more. and i'm -- when the federal government, people talk about investment. really the only place you in
is on the test. >> host: has personal technology changed? >> yes. probably for the better but me before the words that we have to compete with these other students' attention they have their cell phones, the smart phones there are other things they could do and we need to compete with that but we can use technology to bring the outside world into the classroom we have these great monitors to give them a test of the classroom with what is happening in the real world. >> is it important to give letter grades? >> guest: 42? i don't know if it is that important. i don't find it to be as useful as others might but students want them because that is what they're used to and they have been competing for that and they think that is what employers want but i think we get more out of me writing evaluations talking about a strength and weaknesses and like a letter of recommendation verses a letter grade. >> host: to find a difference those taking out student loans are those who have parents pay for it? >> guest: i do find a difference between those who work and those who don't. this is their money if they d
of the past. they are trapped into the ideas, the technology, a mindset. they fight over how to redistribute on the right and redistribute by having bigger bureaucracy. but there are -- they are trapped in age of candles. the first african electric lights about 1800. on october 22, 1879, thomas edison's laboratory at the first successful electric light. ithis was 79 years of hard work. and it lasted 13 and a half hours. within a few months, edison had hit upon using carbonized bamboo. and the first practical light using carbonized bamboo lasted 1200 hours. here's what edison said. this is the spirit we launched, -- lost, which seemed determined to avoid thinking about, edison said, quote, we will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles. [applause] you know, i want to tell you, i've been trying for two and a half years to get the house republicans to understand the they control every committee and subcommittee in the house. they could be having a hearing every week on the future in every single committee and subcommittee. they could be contrasting the various and sundry
developing the technology and then the technology is available to all market participants. that's why i think it's important to get the standard stunt and have standard contracts, standard disclosure, standard data reporting because i think that this was going to help along for the small and midsize participants to remain active. also, all we're looking for with the spot for is it's very important to me this it -- that this operate in such a way that if your local bank in the state of new york or wherever they have an access to the secondary mortgage market the canary to the mortgages and sell them in this plot for. these to be designed in such a way that we ensure that can't access for small and mid-sized institutions. >> you think that would exclude the larger ones with the that have really cause these crises. >> and not looking to exclude lawyers institutions from the marketplace. am looking to make this marketplace as competitive and transparent as we can make it. >> on another issue, the bs this question. what to make sure and a stand. we had of that hearing not too long ago. fannie and
the technology, the training, the levels to help us. we need to encourage our european partners to spend more on defense. i do that consistently, i'm glad to talk about that today. but i do believe these connections are important for us and will be so going forward into the future. members of the committee, i will conclude by saying again, thank you on behalf of the men and women of u.s. european command. thank you for the support of this committee. i will pass your thanks onto them as well. i look forward to answering your question this morning. >> thank you very much. from admiral stavridis to general jacoby. >> thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today. it is a pleasure to be here with my friends and fellow combatants i am not as big of an army guy as john is. but we are here to protect. i appreciate this committee and the continued support of our important missions. includes homeland defense, and that is our number one priority mission. it is a mission which we work closely with canada in our fully integrated national command of norad. next, we remain active in conducting
degrees in critical science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. in the u.s., 76% of all registered -- from the top, from the top 10% producing. they come from foreign students. foreign students here in the u.s. who then become inventors. these foreign-born inventors are driving economic prosperity with the consequences of their background in these hard sciences. in our current system, we welcome foreign students to the united states. we provide them the world's best education, and then we send them home so that they can compete against us. and, frankly, this makes no sense. america's current involvement in asia must not be confined by the same old approaches that may have once served a purpose, but for now woefully outdated. indeed, we must harness the full potential of american ingenuity to address the spectrum of challenges we have before us. and this is out build samsung in the aftermath of the korean war. and much like the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes, south korea and samsung are today truly world class. together, we can ensure that the future legacy of ame
, substantive actions; messaging, demographic partners, campaign mechanics, technology and the primary process. but first, i want to point out that the project's recommendations are not limited to those five areas or even to the rnc. our state parties, grassroots, allied organizations, sister committees, elected officials and candidates can all learn something from this report. each of them is going to have a role to play. at the rnc we're in the campaign business. our task will be to reach out to the most voters and build the best infrastructure ever. the policy aspects of the report are most valuable for candidates and elected officials. a passion for the issues drives good campaigns, and voters of all races, income levels and backgrounds need to understand that our policies offer a chance for a brighter future. the report offered some specific examples of areas where republicans fell short in this regard. highlighting the ways that some groups of voters have been turned off. it also highlighted examples of republican innovation particularly among our governors that have won over new voters.
down a member. we don't know how that works. with technologies yet to be invented, so a lot of this will be technology development and a lot of it will be nanotechnology. what we need to be do is to be able to record hundreds of thousands of brain cells at the same time. and be able to afford to understand how the circuits work. that's the brain activity now that's been talked about. very early days we really don't have a scientific plan yet about milestones and timetables and costs, but it's getting to be a very exciting moment to put something together that we couldn't have thought of. >> more with dr. francis collins sunday night at 8 p.m. on c-span's q&a. >> and now to london for prime minister's question time live from the bridge house of commons. every wednesday while parma is in session, prime minister david cameron takes questions from members of the house of commons. prior to questions on the house is wrapping up other business. this is live coverage on c-span2. >> and we have created a growing social investment market supported by capital which will enable them to
but additionally what happened was that the technology was so different. it was -- it was a technology in which they spliced and put together and every ninety vekdz twelve people and a lot of little pieces. itst done in part because these are craftsman. they have the ability to do and trying to make an interesting story. but the briefs story that bob was watching us with, they had a person the reporter talking actually for thirty seconds, maybe. and they had, you know, had something to say. and of itn't a back and forth and it was understandable watching bill talking instead of three seconds of bill back and forth. and the funny part is that i invited bob and then he was suddenly going to replace dan rather. so the person sitting in our class was ones of the future anchor of cbs. he watched that and said, i'm learning something from that. i think i'm going do thing the different lip. that was wonderful. what was happening print side was equally interesting. if you consequent back to the "new york times" at that time, you would have seen an analyzes we did and broken it to prices. it looked the
borders. various technologies transmit all that data. but it creates uncertainty, to answer your question directly. for consumers it's going to drift uncertainty and raise costs. so a lot of things that are free on the internet now, now may no longer be free because costs are being raised. and it could stop the growth of it. you know, what's hard to measure are innovations that never make it to market due to some sort of governmental action. you can't measure what never existed. and so that uncertainty alone, i think, will drive up costs and create some chaos and create a lot of engineering headaches. so hopefully, you know, our country and some others will stand strong. but what we really need to do is convince the developing world that this really is not good for the human condition overall and for the development of their countries. >> host: commissioner mcdowell, last week senator bill nelson of florida called for more information for the fcc to require more information under the disclose act. and for more political backing information to be displayed on ads. what do you think about t
, called microprecision technologies is a small family-owned business with about 20 employees that makes semiconductors used in the military, aerospace, medical and communications industry. about 80% of microprecision's business is with the department of defense. sequestration has meant that their orders are down about half for the month of january, and they had been planning to hire two new people, but unfortunately they can't do that because they're so uncertain about what's going to happen. that's why we need a better approach to address our budget situation. we need a plan that looks at all areas of our spending, at our domestic, at our defense as well as revenues through in passing out the budget resolutions that before us this week. that's why i support it. it replaces the harmful cuts under sequestration with a balanced mix of responsible spending cuts as well as additional revenues. so instead of across-the-board cuts, the budget makes targeted cuts to several areas that cuts health care spending without harming beneficiaries, it reduces defense spending cuts as we wind down our
because the information technology age has changed everything. the good news is, the diswhroobz are being -- the jobs that are being created, these new middle-class jobs, have a lot more opportunity for a lot more security and fulfillment and higher pay. the bad news is we don't have a lot of people that have the skills for those jobs. we have a skills gap in america that needs to be closed. and that -- that involves education up and down the line. but the one i want to focus on is school choice. i think it is wrong that the only parents in america that cannot send their kids to the school they want are poor parents. i think that is fundamentally wrong. middle-class parents, they can sacrifice and scrape and some of them, not all of them, some of them can afford to send their kids to the school of their choice. rich people can send their kids to any school they want. but a poor parent in america, they're stuck. envision this for a moment. envision this for a moment. you are a poor parent, you are a poor, single mom or single dad, you're living already in a dangerous neighborhood in substa
of costs. one of the reasons is that we don't settle on the requirement and on the technologies in the weapon system. we don't say, okay, that's it. because americans being innovative as we are continually improve whatever the technology is inside of a weapon systems. and until now we've been continually upgrading, changing the design and the development of these weapons systems. part of it, this is a multi-faceted acquisition reform. it was levin-mccain reform. so it was bipartisan reform. john mccain is very, very aggressive on this issue. and so part of that, and there are many more parts to it, but part of that is to say that we're going to stop any new developments, when we get to a certain point early in this development of a weapons system and leave it there. it may be only 90% as good but it will be half the cost. another thing that we've done there is we've, we put in many more stop points in the cycle in terms of cost to try to keep these costs in line. and there's a number of other things that we have put in place. with the f-35 the manager of that program was let go.
educational technology like broadband that our students need to succeed. this plan creates an infrastructure bank to leverage public funds with private investment. it invests in our workers by making sure they have the skills and training they need to move into the 3.6 million jobs businesses across the country are trying to fill. and it is fully paid for by closing loopholes and cutting unfair spending in the tax code that mainly benefits the well off and well connected. our budget also makes sure we are not reducing our fiscal deficit while increasing our deficits in education and skills and infrastructure and innovation. while cutting spending responsibly overall, it protects our investments in national middle class and economic priorities like our schools and our roads and bridges and our clean energy and manufacturing industries. mr. president, this budget puts jobs first and our economy first and foremost, but it also builds on the work we've done over the last two years to tackle our deficit and debt responsibly. you know, in 2010, president obama established the national commission o
rigorous analysis. their most powerful piece of new technology was the back of the en re-- envelope. one time blackett literally wrote out an equation that led to a dramatic outcome. the british command overseeing all of the convoys that were crossing the atlantic bringing vital spries to britain -- supplies to britain. they had a large map where they were also tracking what they believed were the known positions of u-boats. and backett knew that u-boats mostly traveled on the surface, he knew how many hours the patrol planes were flying, so he was able to figure out how many u-boats should have been spotted by them per hour. of when he compared them to the actual numbers that were being spotted, they were only finding a third of a fourth the number it seemed they ought to be. so apparently, in other words, the u-boats were seeing the approaching patrol planes before the patrol planes saw the u-boats, giving the u-boats time to dye and escape -- dive and escape detection altogether. the answer turned out to be very simple yet overlooked. one day an air force officer asked blackett, well,
a big new university called the king abdullah university of science and technology, which not only makes a saudi men and women, but mixes them with infidel men and women from all over the world. and when one of the 20 senior religious scholars was asked about the appropriateness of this on tv, he said it's wrong. and the king fired him because the king appoints these 20 people, and not surprisingly, many of the other senior men began to discover that the prophet had had his hair washed by women, and other things that made this okay. so people see this, if you will, double standard, and it has undermined it, the credibility of the religious establishment. obviously, with the deeply religious but also with those who don't mind the mixing at all, but just think it's, if they can can get the religious to approve this, why can't they make them approve more things like women driving or whatever. the second pillar of stability in the kingdom is obviously the oil wealth that buys them at least acquiescence, if not loyalty anymore, for the government and royal family. 90% of the treasury in saudi
production and distribution and financing have different technologies? >> there is a lot in there but i disagree fundamentally production, distribution been, at cost, it is a very common misunderstanding and it is easy to sink digital is three. it is not. there is a lot of backlash over the error of the books and we have thousands of titles that we have converted. there is a conversion process that takes a lot of care and feeding because in their early-- when you are literally scanning books to get them into said be formatted so this is still a entirely new competency of the digital book i am actually looking at head of children's publishing who is smiling because we have these conversations all the time with children books and how to produce something that is for color to conveys the gorgeous illustration that the artist intended. >> of that is true that is only for the first copy because it after that it is free because there is no marginal cost to make 10 million copies. >> you do lose paper, printing, binding. the unearthing. >> and shipping and warehousing. [laughter] not necessari
of technology that ordinary americans use in their lives or day after day after day listening to people on your shows describe their lives, the tragedies of their lives, the triumphs of their lives in ways that make the information accessible for which americans did, and those were things that were cited of significant value so that they could be treasured in their own right. it's not so easy to find things that you can do that in and of themselves are going to make you loved. you know, is there anything that investment bankers do in the nature of what they do that is calculated to make americans love them? well, i don't know. you can be of two minds about that, i suppose, but the fact is that the achievement of your average investment banker aren't going to be as appealing as an ipad or as an iphone, and so it does depend on what you do. you can win in effect without having to do the conventional thing, what has become a conventional things, yes, it can happen, and there are examples where it has. in a general way, it happens whenever people point to the rich and say, well, their rich, and the
to watch me in the beginning. it's one of the downside of technology. we should beginning by saying welcome, mr. mr. speaker, members of congress, nobody watching on tv knows any difference. [laughter] it's a benefit of live streaming. so i think that rob asked me to do this in parking lot because the last presidential trip to the middle east, rather to israel, the part of the middle east was not by president obama but by president bush. i worked for him at the time. there was a presidential trip in may of 2008, which was to just israel, saudi arabia, for the 60th anniversary of israel funding the 75th anniversary of u.s.-saudi relations. the president with met with the king of jordan, and others. there was a longer trip in january of 2008 when the president went to israel, bahrain, saudi arabia, and egypt as well. it was a long trip, i can tell you you have to bear in mind that every single stop in each country involves a briefing memo. so we talk about the place president obama is and visiting. it's a personal interest here. the fewer stops the fewer memo you have to write which is no sm
. and, seven, technological solutions to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to a changing climate must be made available to the people of developing nations. that is from the united states conference of catholic bishops. we heard from the quaker friends committee on national legislation. they wrote that climate change -- quote -- "is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced." the evangelical environment network urges immediate bipartisan action, saying -- and i quote -- "the simple truth is, those opposed to climate action have done a good job of having climate change viewed as a political issue, even a partisan one. we firmly believe that the need to act to overcome climate change is a moral issue, that it should be viewed morally rather than in a partisan fashion." the national council of the churches of christ, representing 37 christian denominations, calls for a national policy that -- and i quote -- "lifts up justice, stewardship, sustainability, and sufficiency as guiding tenets." interfaith power and light, a national faith-based campaign against global warming, tells us t
the technology of the future. >> the marxist that betty undoubtedly was would have been ostracized and killed in 1962. remember joseph mccarthy. there is no way that she could have expressed anything that could have been traceable to a marxist position in anything that was going to be read. >> look at her class critiques then and apply it to no. look at the culture and our and say we are involved in these things even though we are not reading vacuum cleaner ads. >> that is probably all true but using the word marxist let's remember one of the things that happened in the whole country was we saw what marxism raj and having seen what marxism rocked in russia the word becomes a dirty word and the idea isn't so good either. so what now happens is we are in a very imperfect world, but it is the perfect imperfect world without ideologies that we can hang on to. i imagine most people here are not having coffee fighting over ideology. you may be fighting over various sorts of things you want to accomplish and disagree with political disagreements, find out what is going on in your world, but you are
this is for the government to subsidize where it can and direct money to try to reach technological breakthroughs but you should not mandate the people of the united states use any kind of program that won't work, that's going to cost them a lot more money and have little benefit on the environment. back in 2008, president obama made this statement: "will america watch as clean energy jobs and industry of the future flourish in countries like spain, japan, and germany?" that's what he said. we need to emulate spain, japan and germany. but spain right now is having to cut back dramatically on its really forward-leaning green mandates. they went probably further or as far as any country in europe. it's been a total disappointment. they are reducing their subsidies. their economy is in shambles, and they're not doing well. "the financial times," just february of this year wrote this -- quote -- "the spanish government's latest bid to cut its growing debts to the country's energy sector is expected to slash profits at renewable energy companies asthma tkreud continues to -- as madrid continues to grapple wit
of american technology, but the goodness that is america. i think a whole new generation of young people are looking for a fulfillment of ideals as well as ideas that many in that generation in the 60's were looking for. we need them certainly in the old soviet union; we need them in parts of africa, particularly in south africa now, building a whole new economy and a whole new government down there. we could certainly even use them in places like haiti, if they'd let us in. but i find this to be a wonderful idea that i think president clinton could give some moral and political encouragement to. >> when did you write your first syndicated column? >> first syndicated column was on april 17, 1984. >> how do you remember that date? >> i remember because it was very significant. it was a great opportunity and blessing and achievement for me. it was kind of the fruition of something that i had always wanted to do, not necessarily the syndicated column, because that was sort of dumped in my lap, but this kind of national expression or platform. and i still remember the column. it was called "
this was not impersonal market forces, a technology, the globalization but what happened with american politics and economics we are working against the middle-class. if you look at other countries like germany germany, they're middle-class is in better shape with better trading against the world, companies are making money, a lot of things that we heard were not impossible are actually happening in germany and wages have gone up five times faster and there is something wrong inside the american political and economic system. that is what the book is about. >> host: who stole the american dream? hedrick smith is the author. thank you. >> other generation say how do we adapt, a move, get four in the fast paced world? millennial stake in stride because that is the reality of how we grow up and also brought us up with the adaptability to be resilient , the economic crisis which has led to incredible use unemployment and debt for young people but we're optimistic about the long-term economic future because in one year it could be totally different. we saw how quickly a started sold the grass is gre
during the 60s, early 70s, virtually all of them involve bombs. there's no technological change that occurred they are. what happened was israel eventually learn that couldn't stop terrorist attacks by simply putting more police are more military on the streets. here's basically the thought process that went on. let's say you have a terrorist on a bus. the terrorist has huge strategic damage. the first thing he can do is be patient and wait until the police leave or he can tell the police first and then track of the people people on the bus. israel found it just in have infinite money. they could hire more police, but if the terrorists were just patient enough to be some opening that would allow them to engage. the difference with allowing israelis to carry concealed handguns and you've had 15% of the population, he doesn't know who is supposed to go first. it could be somebody on his left, right, behind to mourn for him to be able to stop them. so that makes it very difficult. he pulls out a gun, other people pull out a gun and he's in trouble. it really doesn't give a chance f
technologies and the best research leading to improvements in the products and services. as we look at the global situation with a population globally rising with people tending to live longer because of advances in medicine, the fact of the matter in his we are more interdependent and interconnected than ever before and that is why as part of this presidency and this presidency and the u.s. we hope to achieve that mandate for those negotiations to start. our national agenda in ireland is a small country and is equally urgent. the government is elected. we had 250,000 jobs lost in the three years prior to that decision in the private sector. our name and our credibility and integrity had -- confusion about the direction our was i was heading in and therefore investment and opportunity was limited. in february of 2011 the people voted and voted to give my government aid resounding mandate to make difficult solutions to fix our public finances ammar structure the way business is done in ireland to work with our colleagues essentially to put our people back to work. because of your sac
technology companies. anybody else that was an investor in business, whether you were me or mitt romney at bain capital, you look the at three items you would look at on any business plan. one was, did that business invest in its workforce? because in a global economy, it is a imloabl competition for talent and the most important criteria you can look at if a business is going to be successful are the workers going to be traininged, are theying go to be able to compete and do the job? the second thing you'd look at in any business i would look at is, does that business is havea plan to invest in its plant and equipment, whether you are creating software or making widgets, are you going to stay competitive in a very competitive marketplace with how you make things? and the third issue is, no matter how successful your business is today, are you going to stay competitive in this global economy and how do you stay ahead of the competition? because no matter how good you are today, somebody tomorrow will come up with a new idea. businesses that met those three criteria, i would invest in.
to be one of the nations that sells technology to the world rather than buying it from the world. this is a huge leverage issue and i encourage my colleagues to support it. mr. sessions: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from alabama. mr. sessions: i request the senators who desire to speak against it speak at this moment. mr. president, i do believe and indicated last night, quoting mr. lunborg of europe who has done research on these issues, that energy research is preferable to mandating requirements that would utilize inefficient sources and subsidizing -- over subsidizing, and breakthroughs might happen. this is a paid-for amendment. i would, without objection, i would suggest we take it by voice vote. the presiding officer: the senator from washington. mrs. murray: if there is no objection, we're happy to take this by a voice vote. the presiding officer: if there is no further debate, all those in favor say aye. all those opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. mrs. murray: move to reconsider. the presiding o
, we have one somewhere else i can't remember. $2.6 billion. science, technology, education and math. we all agree it's important. the pentagon has over 100 programs. the pentagon itself has over 100 programs. and then we have another 105 or so programs spread across the rest of the agencies. 13 different agencies have a science, technology and engineering. why is that in the department of education? as i finish this, i won't go to the next chart just on the basis of time. i just outlined a whole bunch of different programs, not one of them has a metric on it that says we're successful or unsuccessful. not one of them. each of these agencies have multiple programs run across multiple organizations. what we have discovered on job training is that we're real good in job training with federal programs of employing people in job training. we're terrible in terms of giving them a life skill that will give them a lifetime work capability. let me take a short time to show you some examples. you can see why we have such big charts. here are the federal preschool and daycare programs. so if y
-based approaches to public safety by way of example, special courts in new technological innovations to help reduce and fight crime in our communities. it's supported in part -- and this is only a partial list -- the senate sheriffs association, the international association of chiefs of police, the fraternal order of police and the international narcotics officers association. i'm grateful for the work done by so many people on this amendment, especially senator grassley, and move for its adoption. the presiding officer: the senator from alabama. mr. sessions: i hope all of us would begin to think a little bit here. we've had a lot of votes that have gone forward and each one seems to be an attempt to spend more money. it sets -- deficit-neutral reserve funds that require offsets but we're really thinking too much in my view as a mindset that we have money, and that i believe we're in denial about the financial condition of our country. truly we should be looking to have more amendments that save some money and use that money to pay down the debt rather than fund some new spending program. this co
and technology, i think we ought to say "yes" and vote to move to cloture on the senate bill. mr. shelby: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from alabama. mr. shelby: mr. president, i want to repeat what -- to some extent what senator mikulski just said. number one, this would avoid a government shutdown. that should appeal to everybody. i think it appeals to the american people. it should appeal to everybody in this body tonight. secondly, it enforces the budget control act and sequester leve levels. yes, again, enforces the budget control act and sequester levels. granted, it's perhaps not everything's ideal, but what is here? there will be ample time to address many of the issues. some of the issues have been raised are bona fide issues that we were unable to address, for one reason or another, in this process. but i assure my colleagues -- and i've been working with my colleagues and with senator mikulski's democratic colleagu colleagues -- if we do not move forward, i'm afraid that there may be no future appropriation bills, which isn't good for anyone in this legislative
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